Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Italian Restaurant

You would think that after being a mom for over 20 years I would have learned to be careful what I say in front of my kids. Apparently not.

The other night during dinner I made the comment that I really liked the smell of the garlic salt on the table. This wasn't the plain jane garlic salt. It had other seasonings in it and it really smelled yummy. I kept it up all through dinner.

Fast forward 2 days and I am going to vacuum the carpet in the living room. Remember I have 6 kids still living at home and it is summer and we live on a "farm" and well, our carpets can get down right stinky. I was searching all over for the "Carpet Fresh" that I knew I just purchased but couldn't find it.

Keegan knew what I was doing and why. Being a very smart 5 year old, who had been in some big trouble earlier, he thought he could win some "brownie points" by helping out. He couldn't find the "Carpet Fresh" either during his search but he did find what he thought was the next best thing. The garlic salt.

By the time I gave up looking and heading back to the living room to vacuum, Keegan had managed to coat the entire carpet with the garlic salt and was sitting there smiling all proud of himself for helping out.

My first instinct was to throttle him but when it dawned on me why he did what he did I just hugged him and sat down and explained that it wasn't such a great idea to put food in the carpet.

So now my whole house smells like an Italian restaurant. I guess it could be worse. But now I have to figure out how to clean the vacuum of the smell.

~Just Me.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

My Granddaughter

I would like to introduce you to my brand new granddaughter.

Zoie Marie Harmon. She was born Friday July 10th at 9:48 pm. She is 8 pounds and 21 1/2" long.
~Just Me - Mom to 7, Gamma to 2

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Love you - NOW GO!

I love my husband. I love spending time with my husband. I would rather be with him then anyone else it the world.

I have spent EVERY day almost ALL day with my husband for the last 3 1/2 months. He was laid off from his job and at the same time was diagnosed with a medical condition that has kept him from going back to work. The doctor has released him to find work, just not the kind he was doing.

I love my husband. I love spending time with my husband. I would ...... rather that he goes back to work, and real soon.

My husband needs to be working. Yes we need the paycheck but he needs to be working so that he feels like a "man". YEP he is one of them.

As the weeks turn into months he has been more and more grumpy and in turn so have I.

I still love him and want to spend time with him and if it wasn't for this major case of the grumps I would rather have him home then off at work but he has to GO!

So, if you have any leads on a company that is looking for a Class A truck driver with a tanker endorsement, let me know and soon! Pennsylvania company preferred and not to many nights out would be the best. I still have 6 kids at home and need someone to watch my back when the natives get restless.

~Just Me.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Konnor's LOVE

My youngest son, Konnor is 4 and is in love. I really don't remember what his first word was but I think it might have been either THOMAS or TRAIN.
Every day he watches every Thomas episode that is "ON DEMAND" at least 5 times. He designs track layouts all over the house and sings ALL the songs.
If this little boy doesn't grow up to work with trains I will really be surprised!
Saturday was Konnor's lucky day! Thomas had pulled into the Phillipsburg, New Jersey Station and was giving rides.
Ray and I only had 3 kids home this weekend so we packed up Mikaela, Keegan and Konnor and drove the 90 minutes there and surprised Konnor with a "Day out with Thomas" adventure.
He was SOOOOOOO excited and SOOOOOOO happy to finally meet his first love.
Keegan was less impressed. Being that he is almost 6, he feels Thomas is for the "little" kids and would had been happier with Dragon Tales.
Here Keegan and Konnor get to pose with Thomas. Keegan, being Keegan is giving his baby brother a "nuggie".
Konnor is checking out the wooden Thomas train display. I know what he is going to have on his Christmas wish list this year.

Keegan is all smiles but it isn't for the trains. The little girl right behind him caught his eye and he followed her all around the train tent.

Hot dogs and straw bales. Keegan was enjoying this break in the action.

The boys got to meet Sir Topin Hat. After the picture, Konnor and Keegan gave him a big high 5.

Keegan got a tattoo of Percey.

Konnor got a tattoo of Rosey.

Here is Keegan waiting for the train to start.

Here is Konnor excited about being pulled down the tracks by Thomas.

We had a really nice day. I know this is something that Konnor will remember for a very long time.
I like that, even though the ticket prices were high, all the activities were FREE. You can't beat free.
~Just Me